October 23, 2020

How 'The Land Before Time' Made It Okay for Kids to Cry Again

Littlefoot actually left some big shoes to fill.

When you’re a kid, most of the stuff made for you to watch is drivel. The shows and movies focus on bright colors and loud noises to entertain, but there are a few that rise above and stick with us for generations.

For me, that movie was The Land Before Time. Not only did it fulfill my desire to hang out with dinosaurs, but it was an adventure movie that also carried a lot of weight. For me, and many Millennials, this was the first time we saw the parent of a cartoon character die on screen.

And I think I speak for everyone when I say… it wrecked me.

The studio almost had the scene cut, but the film’s director, Don Bluth, had some help saving it.

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Source: NoFilmSchool